Event Details

Note:

Online registration for this event will not be available after March 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Where:
Columbus Elementary School
275 Washington Ave
New Rochelle, NY 10801
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Sponsor: National Scholastic Chess Foundation
Event Type: Scholastic (K-12)
Entry Fees:
Section Fees & Conditions
Middle-High $40 initial ; $50 effective 03/22/2019
Grades 6 through 12.  No rating restrictions. Unrated participants permitted.
5th Grade $40 initial ; $50 effective 03/22/2019
Grade 5 only.  No rating restrictions. Unrated participants permitted.
4th Grade $40 initial ; $50 effective 03/22/2019
Grade 4 only.  No rating restrictions. Unrated participants permitted.
3rd Grade $40 initial ; $50 effective 03/22/2019
Grade 3 only.  No rating restrictions. Unrated participants permitted.
2nd Grade $40 initial ; $50 effective 03/22/2019
Grade 2 only.  No rating restrictions. Unrated participants permitted.
K-1 $40 initial ; $50 effective 03/22/2019
Grades Pre-K through 1.  No rating restrictions. Unrated participants permitted.
Discounts: Sibling/Group: $5 discount for group registration greater than or equal to 2 participants in this event; paid in a single transaction.
Applicable to sections: , , , , ,
Schedule: Middle-High: Check in by: 9:15am; First Round time: 9:30am. (4 rounds)
4th/5th: Check in by: 9:30am; First Round time: 9:45am. (4 rounds)
K-1/2nd/3rd: Check in by: 9:45am; First Round time: 10:00am. (4 rounds)
Time Control: 4th/5th and Middle-High: Game/45, delay 5
K-1/2nd/3rd: Game/35, delay 5
Byes: Half (1/2) point bye requests (1 maximum) are available in any round of a 4-round section.
No byes are offered in Future Masters.
Contact:
NSCF tournament info
Tournaments@NSCFchess.org
P: (914) 683-5322
Notes/Terms:

Please note the starting time for your section. Please arrive early and check the wallboards to confirm registration. 

ON-SITE REGISTRATION FEE: $50. On-site registrants: Plan to be on line 30 minutes before your section starts. If you arrive late we will still try to pair you, but you may have to take a 1/2 point bye for the 1st round.

PRIZES:  You do not have to be from Westchester County to win one of these prizes: Trophies to top 5 (minimum score of 2) plus all players scoring 3 points or more; Medals to all players scoring 2.5 points in each section. K-1: Medals to all K-1 section participants and trophy to top Kindergartner (or pre-K).  Additional trophies: Top unrated in all sections, top Kindetgartner (or pre-K, top under 400 in the 2nd grade, under 500 in 3rd grade, under 600 in 4th grade, and under 700 in 5th grade.  Teams: Trophies to top 3 school teams in each section. 

In addition to the above prizes, the top player in each of seven grade categories (K,1,2,3,4,5,MS/HS) who resides in or attends school in Westchester County will recaive a plaque as Westchester County Scholastic Champion. The top Westchester K-3 and 4-up school teams (sum of team scores across the related sections) will also receive plaques.

For tournament postponement and delay notices, check nscfchess.org.

Refunds/Cancellation Policy: If you cannot play in an event you have registered for, you may withdraw by emailing tournaments@nscfchess.org PRIOR TO THE TOURNAMENT and claim a credit for a future tournament during the same academic year. Credits will not be carried over to the next academic year. Emails must be received by 8:30 am on the day of the tournament. NO SHOWS without prior notification forfeit the entry fee. 

You may request a refund for any credit(s) not used by the end of the academic year. Refunds must be requested prior to the last scheduled tournament of the season (May 4, 2019) and will be processed 7 days after the final tournament. To request a refund, email tournaments@nscfchess.org Refunds will be subject to a $10 administrative fee.

Supervision & Photo Release Policy: All participants under 16 must have an adult supervisor during the tournament. The NSCF does not provide supervision between games. Also note: Photography and/or video recording occurs at most NSCF tournament events: By registering your child for this event, you hereby give permission for your child's name and/or picture to appear on the NSCF website/promotion. If for any reason this is not acceptable, please advise tournament staff PRIOR to the start of the tournament.

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